Alberta, Saskatchewan sign agreement to cut red tape for commercial trucking

Alberta and Saskatchewan have signed an agreement to help truckers and shippers move goods more efficiently and safely in Western Canada.

REGINA — Alberta and Saskatchewan have signed an agreement to help truckers and shippers move goods more efficiently and safely in Western Canada.

The deal cuts red tape by harmonizing regulations for commercial trucking, reducing barriers between the two provinces and jointly addressing safety issues.

Special permits, vehicle weights and dimensions, enforcement and research will all be handle co-operatively.

Alberta Transportation Minister Luke Ouellette says the deal will help both provinces remain competitive.

His counterpart in Saskatchewan, Jim Reiter, says it will help his province’s export-based economy expand.

Trucking associations in both provinces are also pleased.